Last Thursday, June 7, 2018, the 10th annual bilingual Senior Fair organized by the “Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie” (CSCE), in partnership with the Care Centre and Carefor, took place at the Cornwall Care Centre. This event was orchestrated by Ivan Labelle, Community Health Worker for the CSCE, and received approximately 150 seniors from Cornwall and area. The CSCE would like to give a warm thanks to all its partners, sponsors and volunteers involved who assured the success of this event.
Every year for the last ten years, the Senior Fair celebrate in unique fashion Seniors Month (June), by organizing and reuniting organizations and seniors, in order to better inform seniors of services in their community. To confirm this 27 various agencies were present at this event, and because of their devotion to better serve our seniors, the day was a success. The CSCE would also like to thank Stéphanie Hemmerick from CSCE for her exercise session, Stéphanie Cadieux of Elder Abuse Ontario and Josée Desrochers of the Alzheimer Society, who both offered two interesting bilingual conferences (Healthy Relationships: The Key to Aging Well and Healthy Brain: Living Well With Dementia and Strategies for Caregivers).
It is essential to mention the generous contribution of The Care Centre, who offered their centre for the venue and also generously served a free lunch to all those in attendance. Thank you as well to Suzanne Villeneuve of the “Centre culturel” for letting us use her centre for conferences, to Comfort Quilts for their beautiful display of quilts in the hallway and to Carefor for supplying some wonderful desserts.
In a nutshell, the event was an overall success and Mr. Labelle is looking forward to renewing the event again next year: See you all in 2019!